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The ASUS VivoStick TS10 is one sleek and curvy PC-on-a-stick

By Koh Wanzi - on 18 Apr 2016, 5:14pm

The ASUS VivoStick TS10 is one sleek and curvy PC-on-a-stick

Image Source: ASUS

ASUS has announced the VivoStick TS10, a pocket-sized PC that goes up directly against the likes of the second-generation Intel Compute Stick. It is already available to buy locally at S$239, which is only slightly more than the stuttering, first-generation Compute Stick.

The VivoStick TS10 is powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor (1.44GHz, 2MB cache), which appears to be a newer version of the Atom x5-Z8300 (1.44GHz, 2MB cache) found in the refreshed Intel Compute Stick. The differences appear to be minor – while the latter chip can ramp up to 1.84GHz, the Atom x5-Z8350 supports burst frequencies up to 1.92GHz.

Its other specifications are remarkably similar to the Compute Stick, including the 2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC flash storage. It also has all the expected connectivity options, which means 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and even USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. Both USB ports are located on the stick PC itself, a welcome convenience that will allow you to plug in both a wired mouse and keyboard if you really don’t have wireless peripherals on hand.

It will work with any display with an HDMI port, effectively turning it into a functional Windows 10 PC.

Other nice touches include a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack and a protective cap that actually matches its body. It also comes bundled with helpful additions like a VivoStick Holder and extension cable, which allows you to mount the VivoStick flat against the surface of your TV. This could come in handy when you don't want the stick PC sticking out like a sore thumb, or when your display happens to be located against a wall.

The included VivoStick Holder will let you mount the VivoStick flat against your monitor or TV. (Image Source: ASUS)

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